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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Jan 28th 2020, 8:21 PM 34,170 Views 57 Comments

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'
# Noel Nestor
# Noel Nestor

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:05 AM 63,606 Views 67 Comments

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.

# housing-crisis - Friday 10 January, 2020

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night
# Dublin
# Dublin

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

Jan 10th 2020, 10:20 AM 87,892 Views 84 Comments

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

Dec 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 25,415 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution
# Rent Freeze
# Rent Freeze

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

Dec 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,413 Views 55 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 10:53 PM 38,929 Views 137 Comments

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

# housing-crisis - Monday 11 November, 2019

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief

Nov 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 20,861 Views 59 Comments

The CEO of Fáilte Ireland also warned that Brexit was proving a challenge to Irish tourism.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

Oct 9th 2019, 10:33 PM 14,291 Views 25 Comments

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction
# Housing
# Housing

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:02 PM 43,917 Views 86 Comments

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'

Oct 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 16,490 Views 34 Comments

Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Sep 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 39,621 Views 56 Comments

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 19 September, 2019

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Sep 19th 2019, 4:12 PM 16,520 Views 61 Comments

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'
# Housing
# Housing

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Sep 19th 2019, 2:19 PM 19,102 Views 40 Comments

Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

Sep 18th 2019, 4:19 PM 36,985 Views 121 Comments

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands

Aug 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 28,435 Views 21 Comments

The coalition of housing groups occupied buildings and offices in the capital last year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Aug 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 18,230 Views 35 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Aug 6th 2019, 10:51 AM 26,102 Views 45 Comments

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government
# Rebuilding
# Rebuilding

Interview: Brendan Howlin on green housing, the SocDems and Labour's 'rough time' in government

Aug 4th 2019, 11:00 AM 17,738 Views 66 Comments

Howlin gave a lukewarm verdict on the recent local elections, so what next?

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Planning board says co-living development will have to include kitchens in bedrooms
# Dún Laoghaire
# Dún Laoghaire

Planning board says co-living development will have to include kitchens in bedrooms

Jul 31st 2019, 12:19 PM 21,814 Views 87 Comments

An Bord Pleanála has said the complex will, with some changes, “provide an acceptable form of residential amenity for future occupants”.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Jul 11th 2019, 11:16 PM 34,630 Views 17 Comments

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?

Jul 3rd 2019, 9:01 AM 23,631 Views 43 Comments

And could it happen in the next 10 years? Hear more on episode two of Ireland 2029.

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:48 AM 13,486 Views 36 Comments

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again

Jul 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 26,303 Views 27 Comments

Pressure zones are designated areas where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per annum.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws
# Airbnb
# Airbnb

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws

Jun 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 46,610 Views 85 Comments

Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner
# Housing
# Housing

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

Jun 20th 2019, 6:05 AM 70,513 Views 15 Comments

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

Jun 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 54,689 Views 125 Comments

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules
# Short-term Lets
# Short-term Lets

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules

Jun 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,108 Views 66 Comments

Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.

# housing-crisis - Monday 10 June, 2019

Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes

Jun 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 34,075 Views 80 Comments

Co-living is exciting alright – for property developers, writes housing policy analyst, Mel Reynolds.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 8 June, 2019

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat
# Cramped
# Cramped

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat

Jun 8th 2019, 9:30 AM 61,062 Views 24 Comments

Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues at a summer showcase.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'

May 22nd 2019, 12:48 PM 18,588 Views 94 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.

Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe
# Opinion
# Opinion

Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe

May 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 23,343 Views 44 Comments

Cohousing arrangements are a co-operative movement that helps to create affordable housing, writes Tom O’Donnell.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'

May 21st 2019, 6:58 PM 15,970 Views 59 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said co-living is an ‘exciting’ choice for young workers.

# housing-crisis - Monday 20 May, 2019

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light
# Housing
# Housing

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light

May 20th 2019, 10:45 PM 27,380 Views 53 Comments

An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis

May 18th 2019, 1:52 PM 30,518 Views 143 Comments

Figures show that more than 10,000 people are currently registered as homeless in Ireland.

# housing-crisis - Friday 17 May, 2019

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people

May 17th 2019, 2:34 PM 29,030 Views 127 Comments

Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 May, 2019

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years
# 141 Million
# 141 Million

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

May 16th 2019, 7:15 AM 11,952 Views 33 Comments

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

# housing-crisis - Monday 13 May, 2019

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme
# Cost Rental Model
# Cost Rental Model

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

May 13th 2019, 10:46 PM 33,535 Views 36 Comments

The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 56,811 Views 59 Comments

5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

May 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 13,572 Views 46 Comments

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# housing-crisis - Friday 26 April, 2019

Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare

Apr 26th 2019, 7:00 AM 90,391 Views 89 Comments

‘We are delighted to come and spend our savings on courses and accommodation but we need help to get set up. None of us wants to sleep on the streets,’ writes Ana Marta Gonçalves.